Sunday, 8 March 2015

Garden Design Workshops 2015

After a very busy 2014 and a winter to recover, my Garden Design Workshops at Trentham Gardens return for 2015. Kicking off with the first date of the 19th April. If you can`t make that one, more dates are below.


Sunday 19th April
Sunday 17th May
Sunday 28th June
Sunday 26th July
Sunday 23rd August
Sunday 20th September

10am start 1pm finish.

£33 per person

10% discount for Annual Ticket Holders and 20 % discount for RHS Members.

Call 01782 646646 or visit the Gardens Entrance to book a place.


The workshops will be in a similar format to last year by giving design tips and advice on your own gardens. So bring along photos and plans of that problem area in your own garden you have being scratching your head over for an age, wishing you could do something spectacular with or maybe even a solution to hide the shed or bins, the garden design workshops will provide solutions for these and many more.

The workshops will start with an introduction to simple design tips and principles then a tour around the gardens to discuss the history and see how these simple design principles have been used by the designers of the gardens at Trentham.

At the end of the session and with the aid of your photos and plans I will provide solutions to that awkward area with your help by putting the things you have learned throughout the day, to good use.


Thursday, 5 June 2014

Workshops and Tours

Lots of interesting projects have been brought into the garden design workshops this year from a simple new house garden makeover to an existing mature garden that needs rethinking and from their new found skills learnt during the morning the participants of the workshops  helped each other and me to come with many new solutions to each garden project which everyone brought in, so a successful year so far with more workshops to come you will still have a chance to address that awkward corner of garden you have been scratching your head over for an age to revamp or help a friend  with their new garden bring them along and put your new found garden design skills to use.




Next date is 22nd June 2014









£32.00 per person, includes garden entry.
10% discount for Annual Ticket Holders.
20% discount for RHS Members. 





Must be booked in advance, call 01782 646646 or visit the Gardens Entrance




For more info 
http://www.trentham.co.uk/whats-on/trentham-gardens/garden-design-workshop-22-june


Mean while my 10 year anniversary tours are getting more popular the tour takes in all elements of the gardens as they were introduced and tell the remarkable tale of what the Telegraph gardening section describes as the  'makeover of the decade' 

Next tour 6th June

£10 per person includes admission to gardens

To book call 01782 646646

For more info

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Garden Design Workshops

I will be starting my workshops in a new vein this year by giving design tips and advice on your own gardens. The twice monthly workshops will give you the opportunity to bring along photos and plans of that problem area in your own garden you have being scratching your head over for an age wishing you could do something spectacular with or maybe even a solution to hide the shed or bins, the garden design workshops will provide solutions for these and many more.

The workshops will be for a day with an introduction to simple design tips and a tour around the gardens to discuss the history and see how the design techniques have been used by the designers of the gardens here at Trentham.

Lunch at the gardens tearooms to dicuss your new found skills then back to work to then put your skills to work on your own garden. With the aid of your photos and plans I will provide solutions to that awkward area with your help by putting the things you have learned throughout the day, to good use.

The first workshop is on the 11th March to find out future dates click Here.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

I`m Intrigued!

Recently posted on my Monkey Dribble Blog a sound installation which I am totally intriqued over. Click on the link to check it out.

Monkey Dribble: I`m Intrigued!: I am intrigued by this wonderful sound installation that I stumbled upon at West Park in Wolverhampton, it’s obviously been there quite...

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

A tour in the sun

AT LAST !!! if the weather forecast is to believed I will be conducting a tour at Trentham Gardens in the sun today and it actually might be warm,  talk about decadence.

So far this year I have conducted tours in rain, hail, snow flurries and high winds, today should be a breeze (get the pun !!).

Even thou the weather is not seasonal the gardens are looking stunning and with the sun out today I hope to get some shots which I hope to post later.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Intrepid ladies from Windsor

I have only just dried out from a very wet tour I carried out yesterday for a very hardy bunch of ladies and gent from Windsor. Thank you ladies for your patience and please come back to Trentham Gardens soon, to appreciate the gardens without having to peer from under your umbrella when the wind and the rain allows.

We spent the whole tour running from cover to cover and the group could only just hear my voice over the sound of the wind howling. We started off with 21 in the group and finished with approx 10 intrepid ladies and gent from Windsor who were determined, to not let the weather beat them. A big thank you to this hardy lot.

Booking for Tours are now coming in thick and fast it looks like I may after book my annual holidays around future dates.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Monkey Dribble: Princess Anne to check our Pulse

Monkey Dribble: Princess Anne to check our Pulse: Shaun and I will be introduced to Princess Anne as the creators of Pulse long with other Artists exhibiting, during her visit to the new Jub...